Skip to comments.“World’s First 24/7 Solar Power Plant Powers 75,000 Homes” for 3 hours per day.
Posted on 06/21/2016 11:11:48 AM PDT by rktman
While the production will almost certainly improve this summer, SolarReserves Crescent Dunes Project in Tonopah, Nevada [isnt even] quietly providing clean, green solar energy to 75,000 homes in the Silver State even when the sun [is] shining
The average U.S. residential utility customer uses about 900 kWh per month.
75,000 homes * 900 KWh/month = 67,500,000 kWh/month = 67,500 MWh/month
In its best month so far, Crescent Dunes generated 9,095 MWh
About 3 hours of electricity per day for 75,000 homes. This is the Venezuela version of 24/7 /SARC.
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They should put that solar power plant where the sun don’t shine. Literally.
Worlds First 24/7 Solar Power Plant Powers 75,000 Homes for 3 hours per day.”
That is mighty socialist and third world of them is it not?
They meant “24/7”, or 24 divided by 7.
Now that makes sense. LOL! Musta put the wrong sign between the 24 and 7. Well I suppose the “/” would work.
Oh just so awesome..../s
What I love about these schemes is that the solar “farms” bank their collected energy into giant battery arrays. Those batteries require the very caustic process of mining for things like lead and nickel. So while we’re not destroying the air, we’re destroying the Earth by strip mining for precious metals.
But it's a dry heat.
But what is the cost per kwh?
Maybe they heat a fluid in an insulated container, and during the “off” hours, trickle the fluid across a Peltier, and claim power generation?
Now you’re ready for a management career in a government office
Is this how solar should be done?
A relative lives in California. He pays $110 per month for solar electricity. A company mounted the collectors on his roof at no charge. Excess electricity goes to the grid and he gets credits. If he needs more electricity that the collectors provide, he gets it from the grid with his credits or cash if his credits are used up.
No charges at all but the $110 per month and, in his case, occasional payments to PG&E. He loves it.
Now exactly why do you think he pays so little? Is it because of the astounding economics of free-market solar? Or is something else at work here?
“Now exactly why do you think he pays so little? Is it because of the astounding economics of free-market solar?”
Good point. I didn’t think of that.
You’d need a large drop (148’ IIRC) or you’d have to constrict a wide/deep run into a narrow/shallow run. Either way, it’s practically impossible to legally obstruct or divert a running body of water in the US.
You mean “Navigable waterway.”
Let me introduce you to your friends at the EPA and Army Corps of Engineers and the United Nations. They want to have a chat.
Thanks rktman. Sure, but that's 21 whole hours less than that mean old coal-burning plant used to produce!!! /s